Preview - Brighton vs Newcastle 24 Sep

Started by Bensergi, Sep 22, 2017, 11:02 PM

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Brighton vs Newcastle

Chris Hughton will be the center of attraction here. He was brutally sacked as Newcastle manager few years back despite coaching the team to some respectable results. For him to gain some revenge, he will need to rely on Pascal Gross weaving some magic yet again. The German midfielder has been involved in all four of Brighton's goals so far (two goals, two assists). Newcastle have won three in a row after losing the first two. That recent spurt of good form can be attributed to captain Jamaal Lascelles, who has headed in a setpiece winner against Swansea (1-0) and Stoke (2-1). Brighton, meanwhile, have no fresh injury concerns to report.


Match Stats:

  • Brighton 1-0 Newcastle
  • Shots: 6-14
  • Possession: 49%-51%
  • Corner kicks: 2-8

Brighton edged out Newcastle United to record their second successive home Premier League victory.

The hosts scored when Pascal Gross' free-kick was headed back across goal by Dale Stephens and Tomer Hemed hooked the ball in from six yards out.

Newcastle, who had won their past three league matches, had chances, but Mikel Merino's volley was pushed wide by Mat Ryan, Joselu twice missed when well placed, and substitute Jonjo Shelvey hit a post direct from a corner.

Victory lifted the Seagulls to 13th in the table, while Newcastle dropped to ninth.

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